WYCHMERE SEED GROUP
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
Wychmere Seed Group welcomes like-minded people from diverse backgrounds, independent of race, age, gender, or identity. We offer various opportunities for involvement that reflect interest, personal preference, and level of commitment to the path of Druidry. There are no fees for participation in Wychmere Seed Group, though participants are asked to bring food items for our potluck meals, and sometimes supplies for rituals. Please read below for more information.
Anyone who has an exploratory interest in Druidry or who simply wants to experience an annual cycle of seasonal, nature-oriented rituals may request to attend ceremonies and events that are open to guests. Since many of our activities take place at the private residences of members, guests are generally requested to meet with members beforehand to discuss their interest in the group and Druidry.
To become a member of Wychmere Seed Group, a person must be an initiated member of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids and have attended at least one of our rituals as a guest. Persons interested in becoming members should contact us to make their interest known, at which point current members will make a determination based on the needs of the group. New members participate in a Welcoming Ceremony and are then encouraged to take active roles within our ceremonies and to offer music, poetry, stories, or other entertainments during the Eisteddfod following ritual.
STEWARDS OF THE GROVE
Members who have been actively attending our events for at least a year and a day may request to become Stewards of the Grove. Stewards take on one or more roles of service to the group and function as our planning and facilitating council. Examples of roles of service include planning and facilitating festivals and other rituals, coordinating the non-ritual sections of our festivals such as feasting or Eisteddfod, or organizing other Druid-related activities for our community.